|Andrew Bastawrous: Get your next eye exam on a smartphone - TED.com|
Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and the majority lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases. But how do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come by? TED Fellow Andrew Bastawrous demos a smartphone app and cheap hardware that might help.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; health; invention; TED2014; 2014
|Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb - TED.com|
What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? At TEDGlobal, Harald Haas demonstrates, for the first time, a device that could do exactly that. By flickering the light from a single LED, a change too quick for the human eye to detect, he can transmit far more data than a cellular tower -- and do it in a way that's more efficient, secure and widespread.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; Internet; invention; technology; 2011
|Frederick Balagadde: Bio-lab on a microchip - TED.com|
Drugs alone can't stop disease in sub-Saharan Africa: We need diagnostic tools to match. TED Senior Fellow Frederick Balagadde shows how we can multiply the power and availability of an unwieldy, expensive diagnostic lab -- by miniaturizing it to the size of a chip.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; engineering; invention; microbiology; TED2010; 2010
|Bill Gross on new energy - TED.com|
Bill Gross, the founder of Idealab, talks about his life as an inventor, starting with his high-school company selling solar energy plans and kits. Learn here about a groundbreaking system for solar cells -- and some questions we haven't yet solved.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; energy; invention; technology; TED2003; 2003
|Ramesh Raskar: A camera that takes one trillion frames per second - TED.com|
Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it shows the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; innovation; invention; photography; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
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|Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future - TED.com|
Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; invention; sustainability; technology; 2012
|Malcolm Gladwell: The strange tale of the Norden bombsight - TED.com|
Master storyteller Malcolm Gladwell tells the tale of the Norden bombsight, a groundbreaking piece of World War II technology with a deeply unexpected result.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; invention; war; 2011
|Ben Kacyra: Ancient wonders captured in 3D - TED.com|
Ancient monuments give us clues to astonishing past civilizations -- but they're under threat from pollution, war, neglect. Ben Kacyra, who invented a groundbreaking 3D scanning system, is using his invention to scan and preserve the world's heritage in archival detail. (Watch to the end for a little demo.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; history; invention; technology; 2011
|Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! - TED.com|
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; creativity; education; invention; TED2010; 2010
|Robert Fischell on medical inventing - TED.com|
Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, inventor Robert Fischell makes three wishes: redesigning a portable device that treats migraines, finding new cures for clinical depression and reforming the medical malpractice system.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; TED Prize; business; disease; health care; invention; medicine; science; technology; 2005
|Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering - TED.com|
Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoast
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; children; development; education; innovation; invention; tedbooks; 2009
|Kevin Surace invents eco-friendly drywall - TED.com|
Kevin Surace suggests we rethink basic construction materials -- such as the familiar wallboard -- to reduce the huge carbon footprint generated by the manufacturing and construction of our buildings. He introduces EcoRock, a clean, recyclable and energy-efficient drywall created by his team at Serious Materials.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; architecture; business; demo; design; green; invention; technology; 2009
|Anna Mracek Dietrich: A plane you can drive - TED.com|
A flying car -- it's an iconic image of the future. But after 100 years of flight and automotive engineering, no one has really cracked the problem. Pilot Anna Mracek Dietrich and her team flipped the question, asking: Why not build a plane that you can drive?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; cars; design; flight; invention; transportation; 2011
|Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web - TED.com|
20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he's building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; business; communication; design; invention; technology; web; 2009
|Craig Venter on DNA and the sea - TED.com|
Genomics pioneer Craig Venter takes a break from his epic round-the-world expedition to talk about the millions of genes his team has discovered so far in its quest to map the ocean’s biodiversity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; DNA; biosphere; biotech; entrepreneur; genetics; invention; oceans; science; technology; 2005
|Paul MacCready flies on solar wings - TED.com|
Paul MacCready -- aircraft designer, environmentalist, and lifelong lover of flight -- talks about his long career.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; design; energy; flight; invention; technology; 2003
|Jimmy Wales on the birth of Wikipedia - TED.com|
Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; collaboration; culture; invention; media; open-source; technology; wikipedia; 2005
|Thom Mayne on architecture as connection - TED.com|
Architect Thom Mayne has never been one to take the easy option, and this whistle-stop tour of the buildings he's created makes you glad for it. These are big ideas cast in material form.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; culture; design; invention; 2005
|Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future - TED.com|
Fiorenzo Omenetto shares 20+ astonishing new uses for silk, one of nature's most elegant materials -- in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps and bounds. On stage, he shows a few intriguing items made of the versatile stuff.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; biology; biomimicry; design; green; invention; life; medicine; science; technology; 2011
|Golan Levin on software (as) art - TED.com|
Engineer and artist Golan Levin pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with audiovisuals and technology. In an amazing TED display, he shows two programs he wrote to perform his original compositions.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; art; arts; entertainment; invention; music; performance; software; technology; 2004
|Jay Walker's library of human imagination - TED.com|
Jay Walker, curator of the Library of Human Imagination, conducts a surprising show-and-tell session highlighting a few of the intriguing artifacts that backdropped the 2008 TED stage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; book; business; culture; design; entertainment; entrepreneur; innovation; invention; library; technology; TED2008; 2008
|Mick Ebeling: The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist - TED.com|
The nerve disease ALS left graffiti artist TEMPT paralyzed from head to toe, forced to communicate blink by blink. In a remarkable talk at TEDActive, entrepreneur Mick Ebeling shares how he and a team of collaborators built an open-source invention that gave the artist -- and gives others in his circumstance -- the means to make art again.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDActive 2011; TED; Talks; creativity; design; disease; invention; open-source; technology; 2011
|Dr. Seyi Oyesola tours a hospital in Nigeria - TED.com|
Dr. Seyi Oyesola takes a searing look at health care in underdeveloped countries. His photo tour of a Nigerian teaching hospital -- all low-tech hacks and donated supplies -- drives home the challenge of doing basic health care there.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; design; health; health care; invention; technology; 2007
|Adam Grosser and his sustainable fridge - TED.com|
Adam Grosser talks about a project to build a refrigerator that works without electricity -- to bring the vital tool to villages and clinics worldwide. Tweaking some old technology, he's come up with a system that works.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; design; food; global issues; invention; medicine; short talk; technology; 2007
|Todd Kuiken: A prosthetic arm that "feels" - TED.com|
Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system -- improving motion, control and even feeling. Onstage, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; design; engineering; invention; medicine; prosthetics; science; technology; 2011
|Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery - TED.com|
Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Surgery; engineering; invention; medicine; product design; TEDxBeaconStreet 2013; 2013
|John Underkoffler points to the future of UI - TED.com|
Minority Report science adviser and inventor John Underkoffler demos g-speak -- the real-life version of the film's eye-popping, tai chi-meets-cyberspace computer interface. Is this how tomorrow's computers will be controlled?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; computers; design; interface design; invention; technology; visualizations; TED2010; 2010
|Caleb Chung plays with Pleo - TED.com|
Pleo the robot dinosaur acts like a living pet -- exploring, cuddling, playing, reacting and learning. Inventor Caleb Chung talks about Pleo and his wild toy career at EG07, on the week that Pleo shipped to stores for the first time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2007; TED; Talks; children; design; entertainment; happiness; invention; technology; 2007
|Craig Venter is on the verge of creating synthetic life - TED.com|
"Can we create new life out of our digital universe?" Craig Venter asks. His answer is "yes" -- and pretty soon. He walks through his latest research and promises that we'll soon be able to build and boot up a synthetic chromosome.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; creativity; energy; genetics; global issues; invention; science; technology; TED2008; 2008
|Anil Gupta: India's hidden hotbeds of invention - TED.com|
Anil Gupta is on the hunt for the developing world's unsung inventors -- indigenous entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hidden by poverty, could change many people's lives. He shows how the Honey Bee Network helps them build the connections they need -- and gain the recognition they deserve.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entrepreneur; innovation; invention; poverty; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria? - TED.com|
Nathan Myhrvold and team's latest inventions -- as brilliant as they are bold -- remind us that the world needs wild creativity to tackle big problems like malaria. And just as that idea sinks in, he rolls out a live demo of a new, mosquito-zapping gizmo you have to see to believe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; disease; innovation; insects; invention; poverty; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Woody Norris invents amazing things - TED.com|
Woody Norris shows off two of his inventions that treat sound in new ways, and talks about his untraditional approach to inventing and education. As he puts it: "Almost nothing has been invented yet." So -- what's next?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; design; invention; technology; TED2004; 2004
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|Leah Buechley: How to “sketch” with electronics - TED.com|
Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive -- or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a paper piano you can sketch and then play.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; design; engineering; innovation; invention; play; youth; TEDYouth; 2011
|Ludwick Marishane: A bath without water - TED.com|
If you had to walk a mile for a jug of water every day, as millions of people do, it's unlikely you'd use that precious water to bathe. Young entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane tells the amazing, funny story of how he invented a cheap, clean and convenient solution: DryBath, the world’s first bath-substituting lotion.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; business; development; entrepreneur; innovation; invention; water; TED@Johannesburg; 2012
|Bill Gates: Innovating to zero! - TED.com|
At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future, describing the need for miracles to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he's backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; energy; global issues; invention; science; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Wolfgang Kessling: How to air-condition outdoor spaces - TED.com|
During the hot summer months, watching an outdoor soccer match or concert can be tantamount to baking uncomfortably in the sun -- but it doesn’t have to be. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, physicist Wolfgang Kessling reveals sustainable design innovations that cool us from above and below, and even collects solar energy for later use.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; environment; global issues; innovation; invention; physics; science; sports; sustainability; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Ueli Gegenschatz soars in a wingsuit - TED.com|
Wingsuit jumping is the leading edge of extreme sports -- an exhilarating feat of almost unbelievable daring, where skydivers soar through canyons at over 100MPH. Ueli Gegenschatz talks about how (and why) he does it, and shows jawdropping film.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; design; entertainment; exploration; extreme sports; flight; invention; sports; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Eric Lewis rocks the jazz world - TED.com|
Eric Lewis, an astonishingly talented crossover jazz pianist -- seen by many for the first time at TED2009 -- sets fire to the keys with his shattering rendition of Evanescence's chart-topper, "Going Under."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; innovation; invention; live music; music; performance; piano; TED2009; 2009
|Michael Pritchard's water filter turns filthy water drinkable - TED.com|
Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it -- inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; demo; design; global issues; invention; technology; water; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair - TED.com|
How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200? MIT engineer Amos Winter guides us through the mechanics of an all-terrain wheelchair that’s cheap and easy to build -- for true accessibility -- and gives us some lessons he learned along the road.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; design; development; disability; engineering; innovation; invention; physics; poverty; science; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Ray Kurzweil on how technology will transform us - TED.com|
Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; biotech; business; culture; future; invention; robots; science; technology; transhuman; 2005
|Doris Kim Sung: Metal that breathes - TED.com|
Modern buildings with floor-to-ceiling windows give spectacular views, but they require a lot of energy to cool. Doris Kim Sung works with thermo-bimetals, smart materials that act more like human skin, dynamically and responsively, and can shade a room from sun and self-ventilate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; art; climate change; design; invention; materials; sustainability; technology; TEDxUSC; 2012
|Graham Hawkes flies through the ocean - TED.com|
Graham Hawkes takes us aboard his graceful, winged submarines to the depths of planet Ocean (a.k.a. "Earth"). It's a deep blue world we landlubbers rarely see in 3D.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; design; exploration; invention; oceans; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Jane Chen: A warm embrace that saves lives - TED.com|
In the developing world, access to incubators is limited by cost and distance, and millions of premature babies die each year. TED Fellow Jane Chen shows an invention that could keep millions of these infants warm -- a design that's safe, portable, low-cost and life-saving.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; design; entrepreneur; health; innovation; invention; medicine; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Juan Enriquez on genomics and our future - TED.com|
Scientific discoveries, futurist Juan Enriquez notes, demand a shift in code, and our ability to thrive depends on our mastery of that code. Here, he applies this notion to the field of genomics.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; DNA; biotech; business; culture; genetics; invention; science; technology; tedbooks; transhuman; 2003
|Chris Bangle says great cars are Art - TED.com|
American designer Chris Bangle explains his philosophy that car design is an art form in its own right, with an entertaining -- and ultimately moving -- account of the BMW Group's Deep Blue project, intended to create the SUV of the future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; arts; business; cars; design; industrial design; invention; technology; transportation; 2002
|Erik Schlangen: A "self-healing" asphalt - TED.com|
Paved roads are nice to look at, but they’re easily damaged and costly to repair. Erik Schlangen demos a new type of porous asphalt made of simple materials with an astonishing feature: When cracked, it can be “healed” by induction heating. (Filmed at TEDxDelft.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; engineering; invention; science; technology; urban planning; TEDxDelft; 2012
|Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit - TED.com|
Here's a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally -- using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms. Yes, this just might be the strangest TEDTalk you'll ever see ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; arts; death; design; green; invention; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Nick Sears demos the Orb - TED.com|
Inventor Nick Sears demos the first generation of the Orb, a rotating persistence-of-vision display that creates glowing 3D images. A short, cool tale of invention.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; design; entertainment; invention; technology; TED2007; 2007
|Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy - TED.com|
What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batteries that store renewable energy. As he says: "We need to think about the problem differently. We need to think big. We need to think cheap."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; energy; invention; technology; TED2012; 2012